Be Festival

Legacy and Opportunity

The last few years have undeniably shifted the landscape of the cultural sector in the world as well as in Birmingham. BE FESTIVAL has been a feature of West Midlands arts ecology for the past 13 years, dedicated to bringing a range of international artists and work to Birmingham audiences, and opening a space for connections and conversation.

Times are changing and like many other organisations BE FESTIVAL is closing a circle and this will be the last BE FESTIVAL.

Old models give way to new ways of working in a time where we have to re-think what we need. What do the new makers and artists in the city need? Where are the gaps left by a changing cultural sector? And, what will be the lasting legacy of the Festival, and in a changing cultural landscape what does the future hold for international collaborations?

This is a free event, we welcome everyone who works or has an interest in the arts and would like to be part of it. Turn up and join this conversation.



Wednesday 8 June


7.00pm – 8.00pm (60 mins)

Midlands Arts Centre

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH


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